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Mercer County ATV resort features tree houses

Bluefield Daily Telegraph photo by Bill Archer Seth Peters re-purposed metal from a North Carolina tobacco barn to make the tree house he calls ‘Tree Shack’ at Buffalo Trail Cabins.
Bluefield Daily Telegraph photo by Bill Archer
Seth Peters re-purposed metal from a North Carolina tobacco barn to make the tree house he calls ‘Tree Shack’ at Buffalo Trail Cabins.

BLUEWELL, W.Va. —  Visitors roll into southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia for year-round four-wheeler traffic, and Buffalo Trail Cabins, Cottages and Campgrounds is getting ready for a summer of fun as the facility grows to meet a growing demand.

“Our tree houses are new this year,” Seth Peters said. “We have six finished and four more almost finished. We’re booked through the summer and we anticipate filling up the new cabins as soon as they are finished.”

 Each cabin and cottage has a clever name — some based on the local area and others named for some of the real-life individuals and places associated with the Hatfield-McCoy Feud.

“We get most of our guests from the Hatfield-McCoy Trails web site,” Peters said. “They really do a good job.” He said that Buffalo Trail connects to the Hatfield-McCoy Trail in Montcalm, but added that the trail system is working on a connection to the resort. He is constantly working to create unique attractions at the resort. Peters got some metal from a friend who was tearing down an old tobacco barn in North Carolina to use as siding for one of the tree houses…

 

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